September 2, 2014

Open Access: Milestones: Public Library of Science (PLoS) Publishes Its 50,000th Research Articles

From The PLOS Blog: PLoS is delighted to announce that our 50,000th research article was recently published. To everyone who has contributed to this achievement – from our authors, editors, and reviewers to our staff, board, and advocates at large– we’d like to offer a well-deserved thank you. [Clip] We still have a lot of […]

Wiley Extends Open Access Option to Over 80% of Journals

From a Wiley Announcement: John Wiley & Sons  announced today that its open access option for individual journal articles, OnlineOpen, will be available to authors in 81% of the journals it publishes. OnlineOpen gives authors the option to publish an open access paper in their journal of choice where it will benefit from maximum impact. […]

Rachel Burley Named Wiley’s First VP/Director of Open Access, New Position Created to Lead OA Efforts

From Wiley: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today the creation of a new role to lead open access. Rachel Burley has been appointed to the position of Vice President and Director, Open Access. In this new role Rachel will lead all aspects of the growth and development of open access publishing at Wiley. Working […]

Wellcome Trust Strengthens its Open Access Policy

From The Wellcome Trust: The Wellcome Trust today announces that it will be strengthening the manner in which it enforces its open access policy with immediate effect. Failure to comply with the policy could result in final grant payments being withheld and non-compliant publications being discounted when applying for further funding. The Wellcome Trust is […]

Just Released Report: Researchers of Tomorrow (The Research Behaviour of Generation Y Doctoral Students)

Released today in the UK by JISC and the British Library. From a BL News Release with Highlights From Findings: Research students need more face-to-face and informal support tailored to their own subject area to help them embrace open web technologies and social media fully, according to the UK’s largest study of doctoral students commissioned […]

California’s Califa Consortium Expanding eBook Project, Content and Publishing Tools from Smashwords in the Works

From an Article by Library Journal Exec. Editor (News and Features, Michael Kelley): The San Mateo-based Califa Group, which is the largest library network in California, has made major strides in its project to create an ebook ownership model along the same lines as the Douglas County Libraries in Colorado. Califa has substantially increased its […]

Springer and PCG Publish White Paper About Scholarly E-books, Libraries, and RoI

From Springer’s Release About the White Paper: A new white paper recently released by Springer, in partnership with Publishers Communication Group (PCG), entitled Scholarly eBooks: Understanding the Return on Investment for Libraries, explores how libraries might determine the value of eBooks, and why it is important to do so. The paper provides a broad view […]

Conference Paper: Innovation and experimentation in scholarly publishing: Web 2.0 features in Open Access journals

The following paper will be presented at the upcoming World Library and Information Congress, 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly that will take place in Helsinki this August. Title Innovation and experimentation in scholarly publishing: Web 2.0 features in Open Access journals Author Maria Cassella University of Turin Source IFLA General Conference 2012 Web Site […]

NISO Launches New Initiative to Develop Recommended Practices for Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs

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From a NISO Announcement: The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) voting members have approved a new project to develop recommended practices for the Demand-Driven Acquisition (DDA) of Monographs. Many libraries have embraced DDA (also referred to as patron-driven acquisition) to present many more titles to their patrons for potential use and purchase than would ever […]

Pilot Project: 3M Cloud Library Will Provide Two New York Libraries Access to Penguin Ebooks

Update: ALA President Shares Comments About New Program From The Wall St. Journal: Penguin Group and electronic-book distributor have made a deal with two New York City public library systems that will return Penguin e-books to library shelves for a one-year pilot. If successful at the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library—two […]